Tell me about it, but it works out well. The emissions testing in my area is cake to pass if you're OBD1 and older, and there are a LOT of OBD1 'project' cars around . OBD2 is where it gets difficult to modify anything, since the stock ECU has to remain in place. Chipping is an option, but I can't justify the cost of an aftermarket chip vs. the cost of MS3 (at least in OBD2 anyway, I chip my own OBD1 ).
BTW: If anyone wants more 'freedom' with their OBD1 cars, it's super easy to write your own chips for the ABA. If you have an ebay chip burner ($16) and some chips ($5), you can custom tune the stock ecu like megasquirt. Custom dyno tuning anyone? .
I'm going to get my Daily 8v dyno'd sometime this week, hopefully, if I can ever go back home to CT! I've been on business in CA all week! I'm hoping for at least 130whp.
98 Jetta 2.0
*my DAILY DRIVER*
[276* TT cam set to +4 advance ( adds low end tq, no high end loss..)
3 angle valve job OBD1 head with LW lifters and HD valve springs
90mm HG (+ .5 compression)
TT non-aluminum cam gear (thanks for the advice, travis!)
USRT LRI manifold
MK4 exhaust manifold w/ TT race DP
2.5" Custom Mandrel Bent exhaust w/ 2 Magnaflow mufflers and a 20" resonator. (quiet <3)
MSD ignition set up w/ 8.5mm wires
Battery moved to the trunk
H&R Ultra Low's 20" ftg front, 20.5" ftg rear
195/50/R15 15x7" Phone Dials. (kumho Ecsta tires)
BBM 6 speed 020 with a peloquin LSD. (so worth the money!)
25mm front sway bar
28 rear sway bar
front and rear tie bars
I'm planning on swapping this powertrain into a MK2 Jetta coupe I just picked up for 500 bucks. It is already wired for an OBD2 ABA (owned by a kid who blew the engine with nitrous , so it'll be a nice, easy swap.
Last edited by Hurt; 04-03-2012 at 03:42 PM.
Well, a plan fell into my lap. I found a nice b3 wagon in south MA, sitting on the side of someone's house. It had been hit really hard in the rear. I asked if it was for sale, the guy said I can have it for 500 bucks. It only had 90k miles on the original 9a 2.0 16v engine! I had it towed home within a few hours.
My buddy's little brother got his first car last month - a MK3 Golf Wolfsburg which has a MINT interior and barely any rust - which he beat on til the timing belt snapped (The belt was ORIGINAL and the car had ~180k on it). The head is shot, and so is the tranny. I bought it for 300 dollars yesterday. I will be swapping in the passat's 2.0 16v 9a and the CR tranny in the Golf, and possibly daily driving it. I just ordered nearly 5 figures of parts for the Golf. If anyone wants to know the parts I ordered, let me know, and I'll PM you the list.
nice find on all the cheap cars, 9a mk3 should be a blast
would love to hear how your trip to the dyno went on that 8v set up
I would think 130whp would be a pretty tame estimate since I'm at 120whp with a 268 and stock mani's. similar deck job,p&p and 3 angle V job
I'm also curious about the non aluminum cam gear? whats wrong with the alum. one?
135WHP on the dyno. The fastback put down much bigger numbers, though, at 450WHP.
I have been meaning to make a few little updates, but I have been busy working on a good friends' 95 Golf Sport 2.0 8v. He's new to the VW scene, he has been a "Honda-boy" since High school and that he hated VW's just because they are VW's. ..
Unfortunately, it was subjected to a ton of abuse by the PO!
It had a 3aRacing fart-can on the end of a 2" crush bent exhaust, a dented cone filter stuck on the end of the MAF, a "short shifter" (which was a cut shift selector rod) and PURPLE tints.
I spent the day removing all these horrible modifications with him, and we put on a TT 2.5" catback with a flowmaster muffler, a 42DD testpipe, a Eurosport cool-flow intake, my old Autotech 270* cam, and soldered in my old GIAC cam chip. We put on a SS 60/40 cupkit, as well as removing the tint. We put on a CL lip, too, and some GTI smoked tails. (All of these parts were sitting around my shop.. I have a shed full of VW parts ) Unfortunately, it's riding on OEM flyers for a little bit. He says it's much better than any Honda he has driven except for his old GS-R.
You ever get that feeling that you took someone over from the land of ignorance and idiocy and put them in a "real car" and educate them? It's such a great feeling.
hey guys I have a question about my car I have a 1996 golf and it had a intake, exhaust, and a chip. I added a 260 TT cam. Should I bother getting a new chip? like a bfi one? help is appreciated!
Surf Green love <3
Cars: MK3 Surf Green Golf Sport VR6, MK3 Teal GTI 20v
For the money you would spend on those, you can get an ecu/MAF tune upgrade from C2 and get more power. The tune used by Neuspeed runs on the lean side. The c2 tune uses a better tune with upgraded maf and injectors to get more power out of your charger. Couple that with a bigger cam, and you are lookin at 10-15 more whp easy.
Well, guys, I did it again.. I bought a bone stock 2.0 Golf Sport. I couldn't pass it up! It was only 300 bucks. Has a blown engine but good sport plaid seats, interior. Some dings on the exterior, not too much rust. I may end up putting a low-mile 8v in it to replace the blown ABA in it. I may end up slapping on my old BBM lysolm kit.. Dang it. Money pit, money pit, money pit! Did I mention it's Surf Green?
Here's a few pictures from the seller:
A few dings here and there..
Last edited by Hurt; 04-15-2012 at 11:33 AM.
I already have a motor/trans lined up to go into the GTI.. It's just a plain OBD1 engine and 020 trans. I, well, spent some money on TT's website today.. I gave all my Golf parts to my friend for his..
Had to buy new stuff.
Last edited by Hurt; 04-11-2012 at 12:44 PM.